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GOP Assault On Regulations Could Undermine Air Pollution Protections

In the latest challenge to regulatory Washington, Republicans gained passage in the House of the “Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act.” The legislation, also known as the REINS Act, would allow Congress to block the costliest regulations and add new hurdles for some of the more expansive environmental, health and workplace safety protections for citizens.

Movie Review: “The Muppets” Occupies the Conscience

When “The Muppets” is going full tilt, espousing its positivism and good cheer, and the endearing compassion makes us laugh with well-being, observe the audience’s happy faces. It makes you wish you could just grab Congress by the shoulders and say, “C’mon man, join in…be a little less selfish. You could really make this a better world.”

Hotter, Drier, Meaner: Trends Point To A Planet Increasingly Hostile To Agriculture

SAN FRANCISCO – To get a glimpse of the future, look to East Africa today. The Horn of Africa is in the midst of its worst drought in 60 years: Crop failures have left up to 10 million at risk of famine; social order has broken down in Somalia, with thousands of refugees streaming into Kenya; British Aid alone is feeding 2.4 million people across the region.